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Class Registration and Refund Policy

To guarantee your place in a class, the full class fee amount is due at registration.  If your name is on the class list but you have not paid, we cannot guarantee you a place or class supplies such as patterns and tools.

If you pay the registration fee but the class has to be cancelled by Sew Always, you will receive a full refund.

If you drop out of the class more than 2 weeks before the class date, you will receive a full refund less $10 that helps defray the costs of patterns, etc. already ordered.

If you cancel within 2 weeks of the class date, Sew Always cannot refund your registration fee since the teacher will have already prepared for the attendance of a certain number of students and class supplies for that number will have been ordered.

If you cannot make the class, however, feel free to find someone else who would like to take the class in your stead.  Contact the shop to see if there are names on a waiting list.  If you find someone, that person will pay you the registration fee directly.  If possible please call the shop and let us know the new attendee's name and contact information in case the class must be cancelled at the last minute.

Thank you for your understanding.

Scallop Binding

Date:  Saturday, September 28th

Time:  9:30 am to 3 pm

Instructor: Zita Warmke

Fee:  $25

Supply List:

  • 1 yard panel  with wide borders (or plain fabric) already sandwiched and quilted  (Sew Always has several Susy Bee panels that will work well, as seen above)
  • 3/4 yd   coordinating  fabric
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic sewing supplies (thread, needles, pencil , scissors)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Recommended rulers:  Fons & Porter binding tool, EZ square ruler, and  the Quilt in a Day  Scallop Vine and Wave  template.  All will be  available at Sew Always the day of class

This is your chance to come and learn a beautiful binding technique from a fabulous teacher

To enroll:  Please call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate, please see registration policy at top of page.


Bargello Christmas Tree Skirt

Dates:  Thursdays, September 12,  September 26, and October 10th

Time:  10 am to 4 pm

Instructor:  Connie Steadman

Fee:  $55.00

Supply List

  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing kit (thread scissors, pins, rotary cutter, seam ripper, etc) 
  •   2 yards black background fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards printed fabric for border, bargello, & binding
  • 3/4 yard Green #1 (lightest)  
  • 3/4 yard Green #2
  • 1/2 yard Green #3
  • 1/2 yard Green #4
  • 1/2 yard Green #5 ( darkest)
  • 1/4 yard Accent (red)
  • 1/3 Narrow first border
  • 3 1/4 yard backing
  • 70" X 70" batting
  • 18" X 30 " freezer paper for template 

Connie will teach you how to make this gorgeous tree skirt.  This would be an amazing gift or the perfect addition to your own holiday decor.

To enroll call (903) 784-6342 or come by the store.  Please see registration policy at top of page.


Technique of the  Month Class

September 4 Patch


Dates:  Thursday, September 19th will be the first in the series of 3rd Thursday of the Month  classes

Time:  3 pm to 5 pm

Instructor:  Connie Steadman

Fee:  $15.00 per class

Supply List:

  • Teach Me To Make  My First Quilt by Pat Sloan ( for beginning quilters only)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic sewing supplies ( pins, thread, scissors)
  • Rotary cutter 
  • 2 fat quarters

Sew Always and Connie Steadman have joined forces to provide a new way to take classes.  Each month will be a new technique, so you can take  only the classes that appeal to you.  This class will  (hopefully)  run until  the  basic , intermediate, and the advanced techniques you have always wanted to learn have been covered.   The later start time will allow for the occasional sneak away from work with out missing an entire day.  Come join us for this unique way to learn to quilt beginner to advanced. Connie will teach the 4 patch block and quilting basics in September.  October's class will cover machine applique using fusibles.  November will feature the rail fence block.  The class will not meet in December.

To enroll cal (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate, see registration policy at top of page.

Paper Pieced Christmas Nutcracker

Date:  Saturday, August 17th

Time:  9:30 am to 3 pm

Instructor:  Donnie Smith

Fee:  30.00

Supply List:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic sewing supplies ( thread, scissor, pins, etc)
  • Iron and mat
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • 1/4 in ruler or ruler with 1/4 in mark
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue stick nutcracker_supply1

 Come and have a jolly time creating this handsome nutcracker with Donnie Smith!

To enroll:  Call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate, see registration policy at top pf page.

Gridwork

Date:  Monday, August 26th 

Time:  10 am to 5 pm

Instructor:  Jackie Robinson

Fee:  $27.00 (includes pattern)

Supply List

  • 1 yard focus fabric
  • 2 yard background fabric
  • 1/2 yard sashing 
  • 5/8 yard binding
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies (needle, thread, ruler, pins, etc.)
  • Rotary cutter

Come and learn how to make this graphic and fun quilt with a fantastic teacher.  This quilt finishes at 55" X 67" and depending on  your fabric choices will work in any home.

To enroll: Call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate, please see registration policy at top of page.

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Self - Binding Baby Quilts

Date:  Monday, July 29

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Instructor:  Jackie Robinson

Fee:  $25.00

Supply List:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic sewing supplies (pin, thread, scissors)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Fabric:  Your choice cottons, flannels, panels,  or combination of any, but the backing must be 10 inches wider and longer than the front fabric.
  • Embroidery if desired
This class is perfect  gift for the new additions to you life.  The  finished size and fabric choices for this project are completely up to you so, let your imagination run wild.  Techniques covered will include binding and mitering corners. Come and  have a great time with Jackie Robinson.

To enroll:  Call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate, see registration policy at top of page.

One Block Wonder- Christmas Tree Table Runner

Date: Saturday July 27  th, and Tuesday, July 30 th 

Time:  Saturday from 9:30 am to 3 pm, and Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm

Instructor: Dianna Ridge

Fee:  $30.00 includes Fabric Kit

Supply List

  • Rotary Cutter with new blade 
  • Mat
  • Sewing Machine with 1/4 inch foot
  • 60 degree ruler ( Clearview Triangle Ruler is the recommended brand)
  • Flower pins
  • Thread
  • Iron

Dianna will help you learn to use one piece of  fabric to create this beautiful table runner.   This technique allows  the fabric  to do all the work because of the colors and  the design elements.  You will cut and sew one shape, triangles, and play with colors and shapes within the kaleidoscope blocks as they come to life and the quilt design unfolds.  Dianna says this is a very forgiving process since there is so much motion and pattern in the fabric that mistakes are rarely seen.

To enroll:  Please call (903) 784- 6342 to speak with an associate, see registration policy at top of page.

Ficklesticks Fabric Jewelry

Date:  Thursday, July 25th

Time:  10 am until done (no later than 4:30)

Instructor:  Dianna Ridge

Fee:  $30.00 includes  kit (cording and tool needed to turn fabric)

Supplies:

  • White electrical tape
  • Sewing machine 
  • Thread
  • Fine tipped needle nose  pliers (there will be some available at class)
  • Wire Cutters
  • Rich colored fabric scraps cut into 1 1/2 inch strips and can be a short as 6 1/2 inches 

Come and learn how to make fun and unique jewelry from Dianna.   Be the only one in your office to wear this fabulous look!

To enroll: Call (903) 784-6242 to speak with an associate, see registration policy at top pf page.

Place mat


Date:  Monday , July  22

Time:  10 am to 4 pm

Instructor: Nancy Glaspie

Fee:  $25.00 (Pattern provided may differ from picture)

Supply List

  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies (pins, thread , scissors)
  • Open toe foot is preferred, but a zig zag foot will work
  • Top fabric 15" X 21"
  • Backing Fabric 15" X 21"
  • Batting 15" X 21"
  • 1/2 yard Wonder Under

This fun project  is a great idea for that hard to buy for person on your Christmas List. The finished place mat is 14" X 20" and  will teach simple  machine applique  using Wonder Under, making a place mat with out binding, and simple quilting.   Come a have a fabulous time with a wonderful teacher.

To enroll:  please call (903) 784-6342 and see registration policy at top of page.



40 Fabulous Years


Date:  The second Wednesday of each month starting January 9, 2019 through Wednesday December 11, 2019

Time:  10 am to 5 pm

Instructor: Regina Holcomb and Camille Wideman

Fee:  $55.00 plus supplies

Eleanor Burns describes this book as a patchwork of her life.  The quilt includes log cabin blocks from her first book Make a Quilt in a Day and fifteen pieced blocks from her other books written over the last 40 years.  Come have fun with other Eleanor Burns fans.

To enroll:  Please call (903)784-6342 and speak with one of our sales associates.  See registration policy at top of the page.

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Texas Round-Up - or....Let No Texas Our Texas quilt go unfinished!

DATE: Last Wednesday of the month

TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR: Regina Harris Holcomb

If you ever took a Texas Our Texas BOM quilt class from Regina but never finished the quilt, bring it all to the classroom so Regina can help you jump start your project again.  Her goal is NO UNFINISHED TEXAS OUR TEXAS PROJECT!  

TO ENROLL: No enrollment necessary.  Just be there!

Groups

Sew Always encourages sewing groups, whether machine or hand, to bring your projects and enjoy the classroom area.  There is no charge, and all are welcome.  No reservation is necessary for already existing groups.  If you would like to start a new group, please check with the shop for classroom availability.

Needleturn Applique- This group meets from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the 2nd Thursday .

 Sew-In - This group meets from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on the 1st Thursday of each month and the last Friday of the month.  Bring your machine and supplies to work on any project you currently are enjoying.

Hand Embroidery - This group meets from 10:00 am -5:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  The group enjoys chatting while they work on their individual hand embroidery projects.

Handwork - This group meets from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month.  Bring any handwork you need to work on and enjoy the camaraderie.

Machine Applique - This group meets from 10:00 am -5:00 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.   Check with the shop for details.

Machine Embroidery - This group meets from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month.  The group discusses different machine embroidery techniques and projects, and participants show their latest projects.  If you need one on one instruction, Paula McVay is available at an hourly rate.  Check the shop for details.

Quilts of Valor- This group meets from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm the third Thursday of each month to work on projects for the Quilts of Valor program.


Red River Valley Quilt Guild - In addition to the regular sewing groups, this Guild meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.   The Guild exists to enhance the quilt knowledge of its members through speakers and presentations.  Their community outreach project is called the ABC Project.  Members make quilts of all sizes to be donated to various organizations in the area.  Come visit for a meeting or two.  We'd love to see you!  If you decide to  join, the yearly fee is $25.